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Aesop’s "The Lion and the Mouse"
Sunday, April 28
Adults, $12; Youth (6–12 years) $8 Buy tickets
“Little friends may prove great friends.”
This timeless moral of one of Aesop’s greatest fables, “The Lion and the Mouse,” is brought to life during Chicago-based Von Orthal Puppets’ new, whimsical adaptation. Combining the arts of marionette and bunraku puppetry with an original score and narration, a tale of friendship is told through engaging and expressive puppets hand-constructed with found and recycled materials.
This family program is appropriate for youth ages six and older. Ticket price includes general admission to the Driehaus Museum.
About the Performers
Von Orthal Puppets is composed of a group of Chicago-based artists dedicated to bringing children and adults quality cultural experiences in the puppetry arts. Von Orthal Puppets has been captivating audiences for over a decade with a unique combination of traditional European, Japanese, and American puppetry techniques, as well as a blend of imagination, music, and story with expressively alive characters and a refined artistic quality. For more information, please visit VonOrthalPuppets.com.
Image courtesy of Von Orthal Puppets.
Please note that in exchange for your reservation and/or ticket, you have authorized the Driehaus Museum to photograph, record, film, video tape, or otherwise use your likeness, performance, image, and/or voice for use in general and/or program-related Driehaus Museum promotional materials. If for any reason, you do not wish to be photographed, please provide your name(s) at registration that evening.
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